ENQUIRE

A CULINARY JOURNEY TO PERU

This unique journey introduces the culture of Peru via its gastronomical heritage while exploring the country and its beautiful landmarks. Sights include Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco and many more.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vibrant Peruvian markets
  • Learn to make an authentic ceviche and a Pisco Sour.
  • Pachamanca lunch at the Moray ruins
  • Coffee and chocolate workshop.
£4,631
per person

Price from

CHARLIE LOCKWOOD

Latin America Specialist

VIEW PROFILE

  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive Lima

    Arrive in Lima and transfer to Hotel Casa Andina Miraflores in Lima.

    Overnight: Hotel Casa Andina Miraflores

  3. Day 2 Lima

    Enjoy the day exploring the beautiful UNESCO city of Lima with a private guide. The tour is fully flexible and your guide will meet you at the hotel whenever you wish. Sights you might like to see include Casa Aliaga, MALI modern art museum, Larco Museum, Mario Testino foundation or a visit to Mari Solari house. Spend an evening at leisure. Our specialists can book a table for you at any of the excellent restaurants in the city, such as Central, led by award-winning Virgilio Martinez. 

    Overnight: Hotel Casa Andina Miraflores

  4. Day 3 Culinary Lima Tour

    Today you will spend the day exploring Lima's culinary heritage. Lima is considered as the gastronomic capital of South America and your day with an expert guide will include the opportunity to taste delicious Peruvian specialities made with native ingredients. The day starts with a visit to a local market and continues to a typical restaurant where the chef will show you how to make ceviche and other Peruvian dished based on seafood. You will also be able to try typical cocktails and Lomo Saltado.

    Overnight: Hotel Casa Andina Miraflores

  5. Day 4 Cusco

    This morning you will be transferred with your guide to the airport for your flight to Cusco. On arrival you will be met and driven to the Sacred Valley of the Incas which will take about an hour and a half. You'll steadily decrease in altitude from Cusco at 3,310 metres to an average of 2,850 metres where the vegetation is also more lush. En route, thre will be a traditional buffet lunch at the Wayra restaurant followed by a Peruvian Paso horse show. Continue to your hotel via a stop at a local potter to craft your own souvenir. The evening will be at your leisure.

    Overnight: Hotel Sol y Luna

  6. Day 5 The Sacred Valley

    This day will be spent visiting Chinchero, Moray and Maras salinas (salt pans). To begin with you will be driven to the small town of Chinchero where you will enjoy a guided tour around the Incan ruins. Next to the ruins you can find outstanding terraces and several megalithic carved rocks. A short drive from Chinchero you will start your walk on the hills above Maras. The pathway affords spectacular views as well as the opportunity to encounter local people as this route is used by many farmers. Later on you will visit the Moray circular ruins which are thought to have been Inca agricultural testing stations. Close by a Pachamanca lunch is set up just for you at a stunning vantage point. After lunch you can choose to walk or drive back to the Maras salt pans where there will be time explore the other-worldly geometric salt pools.

    Overnight: Hotel Sol y Luna

  7. Day 6 The Sacred Valley

    Hike from Puma Marca to Ollantaytambo through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to explore the traditional life of local communities. After the short but steep climb up to Puma Marca you will follow an old Inca Trail along the steeply terraced valley down towards Ollantaytambo and lunch. If you wish you may visit El Albergue Farm to experience life at an organic vegetable farm. After harvesting vegetables yourself you will learn to cook the famous "Uchucuta"" from the region.Enjoy the evening at leisure.

    Overnight: Hotel Sol y Luna

  8. Day 7 Machu Picchu 

    You will start early in the morning for a transfer to the train station for the beautiful journey towards Machu Picchu. On arrival, explore the 'Lost City of the Incas' before a hike to the Inca Bridge or Watchman's hut.

    Overnight: Hotel Inkaterra Pueblo

  9. Day 8 Machu Picchu & Cusco

    After breakfast, return to Machu Picchu to spend another day exploring the ruins and the surroundings of the UNESCO heritage site. You may also like to climb Huayna Picchu which will take approximately two hours - the views are worth the effort! In the afternoon, catch your train back to Cusco.

    Overnight: Hotel Palacio Manco Capac

  10. Day 9 Cusco

    Today, explore the main sights of Cusco with a private guide. Aside from sightseeing you may visit one of the vibrant markets.This afternoon, enjoy a fun "Bean to Bar" chocolate workshop where you will learn about the story of chocolate and how to make it. You will make you own Peruvian chocolate bar - the perfect gift to take home.

    Overnight: Hotel Palacio Manco Capac

  11. Day 10 Cusco

    Start your day with another hike in the hills above Cusco. The hike will lead you to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive site surrounded by a beautiful grass amphitheatre. Followed by the Inca water temple Tambo Machay you will carry on down to Cusco stopping on the way at the 'temple of the Moon'. This afternoon, experience Peruvian coffee at the Museo del Cafe. Here you will learn how the coffee is grown and how to taste coffee correctly from an experienced barista. Additionally you will be able to make your personally labelled bag of coffee.

    Overnight: Hotel Palacio Manco Capac

  12. Day 11 Cusco

    This morning, visit the local market with a chef, followed by a lesson in cocktail making at Palacio Nazarenas. The rest of the day and evening is at leisure.

    Overnight: Hotel Palacio Manco Capac

  13. Day 12 Depart

    Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

  14. Depart

Currency
Low £ 4,631 $ 6,477 € 5,509
Mid £ 5,372 $ 7,514 € 6,391
High £ 7,277 $ 10,178 € 8,657

BOOKING NOTES

  • Per person based on two people sharing a room

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.

EXTRAS

  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.
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